Submitted by Gemma Stannard on Friday 20th January 2023
Published on Monday 23rd January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 23rd July 2023
Current Signatures: 2,503
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Do not extend the period before a vehicle’s first MOT to 4 years
The Government has proposed extending the period before a vehicle has to have its first MOT from 3 years to 4. We believe this will be dangerous, expensive, damaging and unnecessary. 1,759 casualties were caused by vehicle defects in 2021. Keep our roads safe by keeping the MOT at 3-1-1.
The Government has considered extending the period before a new vehicle needs its first MOT several times in recent years, and abandoned plans every time after common-sense arguments from industry bodies and consumers alike. We believe any reduction to the MOT frequency will be:
Dangerous: Increased casualties and deaths caused by vehicle defects
Expensive: Increased vehicle repair, maintenance & insurance costs
Damaging: Increased pollution & congestion levels
Unnecessary: There is little evidence to suggest motorists want to change MOT frequency
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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